Ukrainian war: NATO will give long-term support
Stoltenberg: close to Kiev because the only way to convince Russia to negotiate peace
The leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) have outlined the scenario foreseen for the year 2023 regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine: the member countries of the Atlantic Alliance will have to prepare to provide Kiev with long-term support, because Russia it has no intention of negotiating peace any time soon. Indeed, in September Moscow initiated partial conscription to shore up a potentially protracted conflict.
"We must provide support to Ukraine now, including military support, because this is the only way to get Russia to sit down at the table, negotiate in good faith and respect Ukraine as a sovereign and independent nation in Europe", he said. stated the secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, interviewed by the British State television "BBC".
"The Ukrainian Armed Forces have had inertia for several months, but we know equally well that Russia has mobilized a great many men and many of them are being trained right now". "All of this -declares the NATO secretary- indicates that Russia is ready to continue the war and also to potentially try to launch a new offensive".
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote in his first message of 2023 on social networks: "Russian terrorists have proved pathetic, they have started the new year in the usual way. Our sense of unity, authenticity, of life itself: all of this contrasts dramatically with the fear that prevails in Russia. They are scared, you hear. And they are right to be afraid. Because they are losing. Drones, missiles, anything else will not help them. Because we are united. And they are together. only with fear".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency